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Old 05-16-2012, 09:20 AM   #11
Gnarly Adventurer
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Carolina's
Oddometer: 230
I was going through a simular problems a few years ago.... Here is what I did and found out: I took the battery out and took it to Auto Zone and had it tested. Did not know what the cold cranks were so I told them about maybe 400.... they tested it twice and it came back both times as good. Then I emailed Odyssey to find out some info. They told me that the cold crank is only 220 and if it tested good at 400 twice the battery was as good as new. The battery was 6 years old at the time and I heard about abrupt battery failures... well that was 4 years ago and the battery is still in the bike and is working wonderfully. Odyssey told me that the average life of the battery is anywhere inbetween 7 and 12 years. After some further investigation it turned out that the diode board had a bad ground. It was repaired and no problems since. Hope that helps.
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